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Systemhouse33 to Support Six Feet Under on Europe Tour

The Mumbai thrash metal band heads out on their first international set of gigs as part of American death metallers Six Feet Under’s annual Xmas in Hell tour in December


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Systemhouse33 - (clockwise from top left) Samron Jude, Jack Thomas, Leon Quadros and Atish Thomas. Photo: courtesy of the band

Systemhouse33 – (clockwise from top left) Samron Jude, Jack Thomas, Atish Thomas and Leon Quadros. Photo: Mariel Fonseca

Back in 2005, thrash metallers Systemhouse33 had just won college band competition series Campus Rock Idols in Chandigarh, where Vijay Nair – then an artist manager for the likes of groove metal band Pin Drop Violence [PDV] – liked what he saw. Frontman Samron Jude recalls that Systemhouse33 went on to play in Mumbai and open for PDV and could have gone on to bigger things, but they had other commitments stall them. Says Jude, “I had moved to Mumbai, but the rest of the band was still in Nagpur.”

A decade and a couple of releases later, Systemhouse33 is finally ready to take on bigger things. They will support American death metallers Six Feet Under as part of their annual tour series Xmas in Hell in December, with 10 consecutive shows in Germany and Austria. Jude says the tour was in the works since February this year, and are putting their resources together to be a part of the lineup alongside at least three more bands. The vocalist adds, “We couldn’t refuse. They say at least five shows are always sold out.”

For the tour, the band is jamming with thrash/groove metal band Zygnema’s drummer Mayank Sharma, since their drummer Atish Thomas has a busy schedule with retro rock band The Other People. Says Jude, “It’s something great for him [Mayank] as well, to tour on this scale.” Jude, the former vocalist of thrash veterans Sceptre, says the band is getting used to a solid practice routine for the tour, something that they also need ever since they started recording their new album Regression.

The follow-up to 2013’s Depths of Despair, the band is wrapping up tracking seven tracks for Regression and want to release it ahead of the tour in November. While Jude and Thomas are using their own respective home studio setups and That Studio in Mumbai for tracking their parts. Says Jude of the new album, “It’s very catchy and definitely raised the bar for us. Thematically, it’s about what we’re going through in India – which is regression. It’s like a negative energy whose growth you can’t stop.”

Jude assures that this isn’t just a one-off tour to promote new material or sell an album. He adds, “My aim is to do two or three international tours every year. I look at music globally, so it can’t exist in a box, like just in Mumbai. We have to make our way out there.”

Watch a promo for the Xmas in Hell Tour 

Systemhouse33 Xmas in Hell tour supporting Six Feet Under (+ more TBA)

December 3rd – Roxy, Flensburg (Germany)

December 4th – Alte Zuckerfabrik, Rostock (Germany)

December 5th – L.A., Cham (Germany)

December 6th – Viper Room, Wien (Austria)

December 7th – K 17, Berlin (Germany)

December 8th – the Factory, Magdeburg (Germany)

December 9th – Rock It, Aalen (Germany)

December 10th – Eventhalle Westpark, Ingolstadt (Germany)

December 11th – East Club, Bischofswerda (Germany)

December 12th – Alte Spinnerei, Glauchau (Germany)

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